Sunday, January 3, 2010


Idylle, which is French for 'romance', is my latest beadwoven creation. A romantic, lacy, Olde Worlde necklace in shades of lilac and cream.

This is a great example of how one idea can lead to another. The beaded beads and pendant in my
"Vintage Rose" necklace inspired me to push those ideas further to see what I could create. And this is the result, variations on the same theme but a completely different outcome:

Detail of the floral motifs (they are identical front and back, so the reverse side of my necklace is just as pretty as the front):

Detail of the floral clasp. As usual, I wanted it to blend in with the rest of the design:

I hope you explore some variations in your own work. We all need a good dose of 'What if...?' occasionally. You never know what it will lead to! ;)


  1. This necklace is absolutely amazing!!! I lobve its colour, its shape, its motifs... Congratulations & Happy New Year to you too!

  2. This is fantastic! Is the neck strap St. Petersburg chain?

  3. Thank you Piky! I wish you a very happy and prosperous new year :)

    Thanks Cindy :) Yes, the strap is St Petersburg chain...I love how it sits, it worked perfectly with this necklace.

    Thank you Vampi!

  4. This is gorgeous Belinda, wow! I see what you mean about the original inspiring you to venture off. I also love the feather effect in the necklace, really beautiful!

  5. Thanks Sharon! I love the feathery effect of St Petersburg stitch too, it's a really lovely stitch and works up very quickly. Always a good thing! ;)

  6. This is a lovely piece. Thank you for sharing.


  7. Thanks for stopping by, Nicole ;) It's always a pleasure to share my work!


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